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Bitcoin Prices Drop to Yearly Low as Perceived Price Floor Gives Out

So much for that $6,000 floor. This week Bitcoin prices broke through that perceived bottom barrier, plummeting as low as $5,300. After weeks of stability and prices sitting comfortably in the $6,200 to $6,800 range, this dip brought prices to their lowest point this year. Of course it's also a...

P2P Lender Prosper Announces Plans for HELOC Product 2

When it comes to being a FinTech "disruptor," stagnation can easily mean death. Because of this, companies in the business of revolutionizing finance and technology are constantly looking for new markets to enter and ways to improve their product. In some cases — as we recently saw with OnDeck spinning off...

8 Apps For Investing in Bitcoin 3

Blockchain is finally managing to go mainstream. When Bitcoin was initially introduced in 2009, there was a lot of uncertainty around the currency. People were slow to trust it due to its novel and complex technology. Now, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are both gaining immense popularity. So much so that...

OCC to Continue FinTech Plans Despite Legal Challenge

Even before the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced official plans to offer FinTech companies national bank charters, there were lawsuits in place to stop such a move. Although a judge dismissed one round of complaints saying they were premature, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) filed suit against...

OCC Faces Another Lawsuit Over FinTech Charters

Weeks after New York Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo filed suit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in a bid to halt the agencies issuance of FinTech bank charters, more state regulators are following in Vullo's footsteps. As Reuters reports the Conference of State Bank Supervisors...

Judge Dismisses Bitcoin Cash Insider Trading Case Against Coinbase

It looks like the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has escaped a lawsuit that was filed against them — for now. This week a federal judge in California granted the company's motion to dismiss a case that accused them of insider trading related to the launch of Bitcoin Cash. As CCN...

JP Morgan Chase to Open FinTech Campus in Palo Alto

JP Morgan Chase is headed to Silicon Valley. The bank's CEO Jamie Dimon recently announced that it was working to create a new campus in Palo Alto that will house more than 1,000 employees and focus on finding new FinTech solutions. Currently the opening of this new campus is set for 2020...